Recall Alert: 2015-2016 Ram 1500

2015 ram 1500 recall
By Tom Torbjornsen

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 450 model-year 2015-16 Ram 1500 pickup trucks manufactured between Jan. 22 and Sept. 13, 2015

The Problem: Contamination on the electric power steering control circuit board may cause a short, resulting in a loss of power steering assist; this will necessitate extra steering effort, especially at lower speeds, and increase the risk of a crash.

The Fix: Dealers will replace the EPS unit for free.

What Owners Should Do: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles did not immediately provide an owner-notification schedule. Owners can call the automaker at 800-853-1403, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or go to www.safercar.gov for more info.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer.

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Comments

@canadianthoughts,

I have seen many Dodge RAM's that has rolled, I also have seen lots of GM,Ford,Toyota,Nissan...

You have to remember the factors of how and where , it rolled over on, in and what hit it..

I have seen RAM trucks rolled over on the freeway with minor damage, and some Ford/GM etc that did the same that are totally flattened, again factors..Do you not understand this,I am glad I helped you understand this..

I own a business and have owned GM,Ford,Toyota and my Dodge RAM trucks out lasted ever truck I have owned with little fuss.. I buy 5 new trucks every year and replace the oldest ones at the same time, right now I replaced my last 2005 Dodge RAMs with 2016 Dodge Rams.. the 05's are bulletproof reliable and have over 300,000 a piece.And I still have a few other brands as well but most of those were replaced after 2 years by a Dodge.

I can tell by your lack of knowledge that you don't realy know what you are talking about because you said Dodge restyled its trucks by only adding a huge RAM name on grille/tailgate..oh boy....Those are just Limited,Rebel models all others have the same and RAM even said its not a new restyle...

Oddly people are saying RAM has a old truck, heavy duty is only 6 years old and 1500 7 years old but since then had new frames, interiors and grille, bumper, lights ,engine, transmission upgrades...

Funny Ford had their heavy duty trucks since 1997 and nobody complained, its F-150 from 2004-2014 before it went to Aluminum but looks the same..GM since 2007 and they still look the same with a minor grille, interior change..

So, Dodge doesn't have a real old truck .. Ford kept their trucks around longer as with GM.. Furthermore, if RAM could build more trucks they would sell more they are at capacity right now..and they are still going up as they run more shifts but they actually need a new factory..

I would love to teach you more,but have a business meeting in 1 hour and have to go now,so enjoy your ignorance of a life !

This small recall is obviously confined to a batch of circuit boards. Current inventory control has the added benefit of making it easier to track and correct recalled items.

@Ram no sorry not all vehicles are made the same and certainly some manufactures and dealers do stand behind their brand.

Ram is well known for issues ,less reliability and certainly dealers who fail to address problems. Try contacting Chrysler or Ram when and get them involved when the dealer runs out of answers.... chances are you'll stumble across a unicorn first!

@pacific coast fact is Ram failed the roof crash test and other brands offer greater support in their roof lines.
so maybe if you read that sentence slow it might sink in.

im sure if any vehicle is rolled 22 times chances are no roof will protect and that would be why off raod and racing applications add roll cages. However when t boned and a truck especially rolls over once or twice those with the greater crush test tend and have provided sufficient protection unlike the Ram.

No go to your business meeting I hear your today their going to teach you the right time to inject "do you want fires with that"

@canadianthoughts
You didn't answer me what year and brand you drive. Is it ford with defective brake master cylinder ?

@Ram no sorry not all vehicles are made the same and certainly some manufactures and dealers do stand behind their brand.

Posted by: canadianthoughts | Apr 6, 2016 4:01:15 PM


Overall, 10 people have died in the United States in accidents linked to exploding Takata airbags. Nine of those U.S. deaths have occurred in Honda vehicles, Honda said. Ford Motor Co. has reported a death from a Takata airbag rupture in one of its vehicles in the United States.

http://www.autonews.com/article/20160406/OEM11/160409845/honda-u-s-say-new-takata-airbag-death-reported-in-texas

Yes, just Honda and Ford are made the same, because they used same component supplier. How ford addressed this problem ?
Do you feel safe to be involved in any accident now ? Roof strength won't help you this time bro.

posted by Ram

You didn't answer me what year and brand you drive. Is it ford with defective brake master cylinder ?

do you have a room temperature IQ? might explain why you defend Ram the most unreliable vehicle on the market.

I have already explained I buy personally as well as for my company. I have all brands of trucks. currently two Dodges left now...a 2003 1500 and a 2006 2500 cummins. Both are high mileage and will probably end service and be put to salvage in a couple months. The newer rams we purchased a 2009,2011,2013 and 2014 have all been traded away...service nightmares. The 2006 cummins with the 5.9 did eat two lift and injectors pumps in it's life but the truck was worked hard.

we have a couple chev's,one Gmc,titan was sold to employee who still drives it and a tundra, yes a couple fords... one actually is a 2013 ecoboost f150 which falls into the recall..we have had zero issues with that truck just oil changes and tire rotations. This truck even pulls a light trailer often with about 3500 to 5000 lbs... no issue with brakes.

We use our trucks and work them... if it is a service nightmare then i have a problem and I have no brand loyalty to cloud my judgement.... a spade is a spade.... I expect regular wear and tear..yes they're all machines and I can accept some faults and do not expect absolute perfection.

all vehicles can have recalls...but when the history of service begins to paint a picture of some serious build quality with some absolutely ridiculous issues arising then I have a huge issue.... That has been the Ram experience since 2009 to present and im literally done wasting my time and my company dollars on them...why? service nightmares over and over. after extensive research i can clearly see I am not the only one to experience this... if it was one maybe two trucks okay lemons happen but every single truck...there is a problem at Ram!

I will give you a suggestion. Fire your employees who abuse your investment.
Are you ok with the fact ,that you drive ford with possible defective master cylinder and killing air bags ?
Don't give me this speech about ford without major problems dealing with, because I don't see more urgent major problem than brakes and killing air bags.
Ford didn't take care of it yet and it costs life. That's the fact.


@RAM oh yes Ram, Ford is killing people yet Ram rear axles lock up at highway speeds.

Ram can have recalls but other brands cannot is your logic..oh wait Ram seems to issue recalls but the facts are RAM just never has the parts to conduct the repairs... the parts are on order.... we waited over three years for parts and they still have not come.

Front ends that wear tires and have dangerous vibration....17 wheel alignments and numerous tires...problem still exists.

Engine check lights that come on... dozen flashes of computer does not solve

wipers that come on when not on ..puff of smoke and air bag deployed. yeah thats not dangerous that is the Ram experience.

Radios that stop working and cannot be fixed by the dealer?

Rear windows that leak like there is no glass in the hole.

Hemi mds that goes into 4cyl mode at the oddest times especially when towing uphill... flashes do not fix this problem.

seats fabric that wears out twice as fast as other brands with less use.

rear view mirrors on a truck with 700 kms that just falls off and happens to a second truck at just over 20,000 kms

transmission that develops serious clunking and three dealers ignore,yes a 8 speed. also searches for gears.

on and on...like most who have experienced this I'd rather cut my nads off with a kite string then purchase the flawed garbage Ram is pushing.

Ram is unreliable ,dangerous, service nightmares and a waste of time and money.

Ram class action lawsuit:Chrysler’s failed recalls
http://www.girardgibbs.com/death-wobble/

More bad news for Fiat Chrysler: After today’s announcement that the company must pay up to $105 million in fines for improperly handling 23 separate recalls, the automaker has announced that it is prepared to buy back some of the 578,000 Dodge and Ram pickup trucks and Dodge and Chrysler SUVs that it failed to fix during multiple recalls. Update: FCA responds with clarified numbers.

Chrysler is recalling 1.4 million vehicles that can be remotely hacked over the Internet.

Chrysler is recalling 278,222 Ram, Dodge and Chrysler pickups and SUVs due to an ongoing problem with the rear axles, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Specifically, the recall affects model-year 2009-12 Ram 1500 pickup trucks manufactured between Feb. 27, 2008, and June 30, 2009, and between Dec. 1, 2009, and Oct. 20, 2011. Additionally, model-year 2009-11 Dodge and Ram Dakota pickup trucks manufactured from Feb. 27, 2007, through June 30, 2009, and from Dec. 1, 2009, through Sept. 30, 2011 are also impacted.

This recall is an expanded listing of vehicles from an earlier recall that only identified 2010 model Rams and Dakotas, although the exact same rear axle assembly issue is at the heart of the problem. The rear axle pinion nuts could work themselves loose, and the omission of a needed adhesive patch could potentially result in catastrophic axle lockup. This could increase the likelihood of a crash.

Chrysler will begin notifying owners in March, and dealers will install a pinion nut retainer clip for free. Owners with questions may contact Chrysler at 800-247-9753 or the NHTSA vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236; for more information go to www.safercar.com.

Chrysler recalls 149,000 more trucks for air bags

Ram fail roof crush test


on and on ...yeah this is only the tip of the iceberg....Ram is the best alright at issuing recalls to fix their flaws then never actually doing any repairs on the recalls.

This will continue to grow and this company will one day be history... I could spend 24 hours posting recalls and issues and not get to the bottom of these garbage built vehicles by Fiat.

no wonder Sergio is looking for a merger....look at the pile of crap....GM laughed and told him to take a hike.

Really what company in their right mind would want to take on this burden and all the litigation from defective manufacturing.

Guts/Glory/recalls/buybacks/ service-nightmares/

You are exaggerating a bit. RAM did't kill anyone with rear axle lock up. It was danger, but didn't kill any. Stop spreading false information.

Rear window leaking through center light sealing is ford problem for many years without fix.

I don't see more urgent major problem than brakes and killing air bags.
Ford didn't take care of it yet and it costs life. That's the fact.

Are you ok with the fact ,that you drive ford with possible defective master cylinder and killing air bags ?

http://www.autonews.com/article/20160406/OEM11/160409845/honda-u-s-say-new-takata-airbag-death-reported-in-texas

http://www.torquenews.com/106/dodge-ram-1500-under-investigation-rear-differential-failures

Death Wobble killer rams

huge problems with ram suspensions-rear differentials ....many ask how can this problem exist for 14 years?


Ford has had no where near the complaints Dodge/Ram has had for rear window leaks

http://www.cbc.ca/news/dodge-ram-steering-under-investigation-1.1113040

Ram the most unreliable ,dangerous vehicles on the road!

Fiat forced to buy back 1.4 billion dollars worth of trucks ...holy crap that is lottsa trucks says Tony!

If Ram is such quality then why does Fiat have to buy back trucks ...lol unfit for use! 1.4 billion dollars worth of unsafe trucks wow!

http://www.girardgibbs.com/death-wobble/

Ram is the king of death wobble

here is a safe ram lol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6H5EH261gw

I didn't read your links, but are you ok with the fact ,that you drive ford with possible defective master cylinder and killing air bags ?
Don't give me this speech about ford without major problems dealing with, because I don't see more urgent major problem than brakes and killing air bags.
Ford didn't take care of it yet and it costs life. That's the fact.

Posted by RAM

I didn't read your links, but are you ok with the fact ,that you drive ford with possible defective master cylinder and killing air bags ?
Don't give me this speech about ford without major problems dealing with, because I don't see more urgent major problem than brakes and killing air bags.
Ford didn't take care of it yet and it costs life. That's the fact.

lol...RAM can't read very well as he asked what trucks I own..Chev,GMC,Ford,Ram ,Toyota and we sold off the titan but he made the conclusion out of all of this that i drive the Ford.( i also mention we sold our 4 newer Rams and two old ones remain).

See only brain damaged people defend their Ram...lol

I guess RAM can't read and indicates Ford air bags kill yet RAM has a larger recall on airbags.

Ram doesn't know about the new rams wipers coming on then smoke coming out and air bags being deployed....problem is growing and numbers increasing

Ram forgets about the death wobble in Dodge /Ram trucks that continues over 14 years of their trucks and has not been cured.

Ram failed the roof crush test

Ram has the least reliability of all truck brands...proven for many, many years.

Ram steering issues now

The largest buy back of trucks...yeah Fiat 1.4 billion dollars ...now that's Italian quality at it's best!

You are not correct in your statement , exaggerating a lot and commenting loosely RAM situation. What was made by FIAT in the RAM ? Should I call F150 INDIA FORD, because aluminium is supplied by India company ? RAM buy back wasn't really bay back. They give customer an option. They could still keep their trucks, so not all of them has been bought back. I am not going to argue with you, because you didn't post any fact , just your feelings. You learned to use google. Good. Try to use name Ford instead of RAM in your search engine next , so you could see there is no shortage of any problems you could imagine with life loss in the ford as well.

How do you feel about ,that you drive ford with possible defective master cylinder and killing air bags ? How many persons died in ford because of exploding tires ?

Ford didn't take care of the last issue yet and one person died because of that. That's the fact.

yes it was a buy back!

http://www.nbcnews.com/business/autos/fiat-chrysler-must-buy-back-hundreds-thousands-ram-pickups-n398911

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/ottawa-blindsided-by-fiat-chrysler-recall-and-105m-fine-1.3168674

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2015/07/27/fiat-chrysler-must-offer-to-buy-back-rams-suvs-in-settlement-of-claims-of-mishandled-recalls_n_7882606.html

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-07-28/u-s-forces-fiat-chrysler-to-buy-back-trucks-in-rarely-used-move


Ram already caused fatality with their brake issues

http://www.carcomplaints.com/news/2014/dodge-trucks-recalled-fatality.shtml

Oh @Ram...did i ever indicate Ford had no issues? GM? or have I stated Ram has the most issues as well as indicating the data that in fact out of all the brands Ram has the most unreliable vehicles. Thats can clearly be confirmed through years of data that is available on the internet as well as in paper publications.

You didn't confirm anything. You just used google to type RAM. Try to type Ford for once, if you know, how to do that.

@ RAM I confirmed Fiat did a buy back of 1.4 billion dollars worth of garbage vehicles they did not fix....yup Fiat also got the largest fine in History for their failure,ignorance of turning their backs on customer recalls....

I couldn't even come to close to making up the story of how this brand is full of deceit,unreliable and unsafe vehicles at such momentous levels it has stunned the auto world!

Your argument is null and void as the links provided here clearly prove either you made a bad choice or you're on Rams payroll to defend the brand ..what ever the case may be you cannot re write history and the judgements are clear for all to see.

Ram and fiat are pathetic brands who were caught red handed deceiving customers and putting the public at risk by not honoring the recalls...1.4 billion in buy outs!

This has absolutely zero to do with other brands as it was fiat and their brand following that earned the highest fine ever in the auto industry for their utter incompetence!

So Yes @ RAM it is confirmed as well as clearly documented and nothing you can do or say will change the courts rulings or the history of facts.... better take that buyout and get your self a Ford,GM,Toyota,Nissan or a horse.

Forcing automakers to repurchase defective vehicles is a rarely used requirement by regulators and hasn’t been invoked on this scale in decades. The move is part of a corrective action and $105 million penalty against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV announced Sunday following a Transportation Department investigation into how the company handled fixes on 23 recalls involving more than 11 million cars and trucks.

They fixed my differential locking nut. They checked that first if not loosened and because of parts shortage I waited a few month. I would be dead long time, if something was wrong with that probably. They fixed that for me when they got parts, and then buy out was introduced. No luck for me , or I was lucky ?
I enjoy my RAM which has no any issues anymore. Could you say the same about your F150? I don't think so. NHSA is quiet , ford is quiet, it doesn't looks good. They wait for disaster to happen ? It hasn't been taken care of yet.
Have a nice weekend. I will. Just don't drive your ford. I don't want you to get hurt.

by RAM They fixed my differential locking nut. They checked that first if not loosened and because of parts shortage I waited a few month. I would be dead long time, if something was wrong with that probably. They fixed that for me when they got parts, and then buy out was introduced. No luck for me , or I was lucky ?
I enjoy my RAM which has no any issues anymore. Could you say the same about your F150? I don't think so. NHSA is quiet , ford is quiet, it doesn't looks good. They wait for disaster to happen ? It hasn't been taken care of yet.
Have a nice weekend. I will. Just don't drive your ford. I don't want you to get hurt.


I'm happy they fixed this problem with your RAM and you are one of the few who have had a good experience...after several RAMS that were huge service nightmares my experience is much different. Speaking with other companies and people I know ..I quickly learned there is something bigger to this then us having the problems we encountered with our vehicles.

The same stories repeating... recalls and dealers have no parts,electric problems,suspension and steering issues,seat fabric that wears real fast, on and on.

Extensive internet search followed..we approached dealers to fix our vehicles..we tried to get Chrysler involved... trying to get customer service above the dealer level is like trying to phone Santa Claus!

There hits a point when your wasting too much time and dollars.... we unloaded 4 newer Ram trucks and it was the best move we have made. Sad because I have also liked Dodge/Ram but there is a point where enough is enough!

Ram i do not drive a Ford ...we have a couple and like I said One is a 2013 f150 that falls under the latest recall...we checked the brakes and so far no issues what so ever with the truck or it's brakes. yes we monitor it and check the brakes....

Ram has a problem and Fiat really needs to address this...as a long time customer I am done and several people i know feel exactly the way i do... then you do an internet search of people having dissatisfaction and discover ...you are not alone by a long shot... this problem is huge and what are the people stating who have been given this run around... I will never by a Ram again!

I am not making this up it's all over the internet and ask owners on the street ... you will be surprised. Mark my words when customers who have been treated this way in the future go to purchase again they will not want this experience... Ram will not have the repeat customers as they're burning bridges treating people this way. Ram has established quite the following and now their own failures with their product and certainly customer service will be their downfall.

I understand you want to defend your truck because it's great but we had four newer Rams that were not...not by a long shot. whats the odds of purchasing 4 new trucks over five years and have everyone of them be service nightmares? I have never ever experienced any thing like this with any other brand.

Cheers, have a great weekend.



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